Build Updates

We have begun to receive components for our competition rocket and are very excited to begin fabrication. The nosecone system has been under construction this week.

 The new Magnaframe tubing and nosecone next to the Minuteman 1 and the UM rocket. Taking things full scale!

The new Magnaframe tubing and nosecone next to the Minuteman 1 and the UM rocket. Taking things full scale!

 Hot out of the printer, this piece holds most of the nose cone system together. We have been very happy with the printed ABS structures so far.

Hot out of the printer, this piece holds most of the nose cone system together. We have been very happy with the printed ABS structures so far.

 Some of the lower nose internals

Some of the lower nose internals

 The Makerbot finishing printing on the sample bed. Thanks again to the student run makerspace here on campus for their cooperation in our project.

The Makerbot finishing printing on the sample bed. Thanks again to the student run makerspace here on campus for their cooperation in our project.

 The sliding action of the nosecone works perfectly! Next comes the cutting of the coupler tube and the remaining internal pieces.

The sliding action of the nosecone works perfectly! Next comes the cutting of the coupler tube and the remaining internal pieces.

 The nosecone in its closed configuration.

The nosecone in its closed configuration.

We aim to complete the nose cone sample retention system in the next week and begin integration testing with the AGSE.